Ultimate (both full and upgrade) include both the 64-bit and the 32-bit disks
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| "Keeep Out" <KeeepOut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > To start off can someone please tell me the difference between an upgrade
| > Vista Version and the more expencive full one.
| You can install the full retail without having to first have installed the
| OS being upgraded. The installation is WAY faster. There are often other
| problems related to upgrading an existing OS compared to a clean install on
| a newly formatted disk. Other than those, there is no difference. The
| upgrade to a specific Vista version will have the same features, once
| installed, as the full retail of the same.
| >Does the upgrade one come with
| > both 32 and 64 bit? or one or the other.
| If you buy the upgrade off the shelf it will have 32 bit. You'll have to
| request the 64 bit version by a process that, as far as I know, has not yet
| been published.
| >Also, my comp has 2 gigs of ram and
| > I would like to know if i can buy say 512MB of RAM and add it to my
| > computer
| > to make it 2.512 gigs, or do I have to buy something higher than 2 gigs
| > and
| > just replace my current RAM alltogether?
| It depends on your mother board. If you have only installed RAM into one
| pair of sockets, you can add RAM to the other pair. Typically, both sticks
| in a specific set must be the same size, and even more reliably, the same
| exact model of RAM.
| The manual for your motherboard, or your computer manufacturer will be the
| best final answer but most modern computers can be configured for 2.5 gigs
| if you have, for instance, two 1 GB sticks in one pair and then two 256 MB
| in the other pair. You could do two 1 GB in one pair and then one 512MB in
| one slot of the other pair but this would not perform as well as a pair of
| >One more question, Is the only
| > reason to get Ultimate rather than Home Premium is if I need it to run
| > like a
| > home bussiness? or are there other features to it? Thanks for the help.
| You'll have to decide if you need the extra features in Ultimate.